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Saudi Arabia manager: We are very happy that Salah is in Egypt’s squad

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manager Juan Antonio Pizzi said that he is very happy that Salah is in ’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup but he believes will be strong with or without him

The Liverpool winger was injured during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid and there were doubts about his availability for the World Cup. However Egypt manager Hector Cuper and the Egyptian FA seem to be optimistic and believe that Salah will be back for the second game against Russia or even for the opener against Uruguay.

“We are for sure happy that Salah is Egypt’s final squad,” Pizzi said during the Germany pre-match interview.

“”We appreciate the effort Salah is making to be ready for the World Cup, especially after he had an amazing season with Liverpool and finished as the league’s top goalscorer.

“But we have a lot of respect for the Egyptian national team not just Salah. It will be a very tough game for us and for Egypt,” he added.

Saudi Arabia were drawn in Group A alongside Egypt, Uruguay and hosts Russia who they’ll be facing in the tournament’s opening game on June 14.

Pizzi believes that his side will not have extra pressure during the opening game and confirmed that he trusts his players.

“It’s a great game and the whole world will be watching it and we’re ready to handle the pressure and the players can’t wait to perform well, we believe in them.” he concluded.

The Green Falcons will face Germany on Friday in their final warm-up game before the start of the World Cup.

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  1. Farouk DZ

    June 7, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Game with Saudia will be draw 0:0

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